While in a holding pattern awaiting Kawhi Leonard’s free agency decision, the Lakers missed out on the carousel of NBA point guards over the last week. However, they may have found a way to enter the season with the best “point guard” in the league.
According to a report from Yahoo , Los Angeles will play LeBron James as its starting point guard with Danny Green joining him in the backcourt. Moving James to the backcourt will bump Rajon Rondo to a bench role and allow Kyle Kuzma to start at small forward, while allowing the Lakers to play a familiar pairing of big men in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
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James is certainly on the larger size for a point guard at 6-8 and 250 pounds, but he has incredible court vision and has served as the primary ball-handler and distributor numerous times throughout his career.
The Lakers also have several options at backup point guard with Quinn Cook, Alex Caruso and Rondo available to spell the 34-year-old James in that role.
James, who is entering his 17th NBA season, is 10th all-time with 8,662 career assists. Only Chris Paul (9,181) has more assists than James among active players.